Make this 10-minute Mexican egg dish for breakfast, lunch or brunch! With a few ingredients you probably already have, you can have a fiesta-type meal in your own kitchen!
A popular gluten-free, "South-of-the-Border" dish that consists of scrambled eggs, crumbled corn tortillas, onions, peppers and seasonings, usually served with a side of chips and salsa. You'll find this "huevos," or mexican-egg-dish on restaurant menus from South Texas to as far north as Dallas.
Why you'll love this recipe!
- Quick, easy, affordable- ready in 10-minutes!
- Gluten-free, filling with a good dose of protein to keep you going all day
- Healthy, flavorful and perfect for brunch!
Here's what you'll need:
Just one skillet and a few eggs, a little onion (red, yellow or white), a bell pepper (green or red), corn tortillas (or corn tortilla chips), ground cumin, chili powder, salt & pepper.
Here's how to make it:
First, chop onion, bell pepper and tortillas-tear or cut them, either way. Lightly beat eggs in a bowl. Heat a tablespoon of oil and saute above ingredients with cumin and chile powder; cook vegetables and tortillas for 3-4 minutes, until semi-tender
Add beaten eggs; cook to desired consistency; plate, garnish, devour!
How long does it take?
This easy Mexican egg recipe takes maybe 10-minutes to cook! Generally speaking, the onions and bell peppers take about 5-minutes. You cook them just till they're semi-tender. The eggs take about another 3-4 minutes.
What are migas?
"Migas," in Spanish, means crumbs. This dish uses "crumbs" of corn tortillas, thus we have Migas.
Type of skillet
It doesn't matter. Normally, I recommend using a non-stick skillet for Tex-Mex-Migas, but in this case, since you are already cooking the tortillas and vegetables in the same skillet, you could use cast-iron; there's probably enough oily residue from the vegetables to prevent the eggs from sticking.
What's the difference between migas and chilaquiles?
Some will argue that migas and chilaquiles are the same. According to Texas Monthly, while the two dishes are quite similar, they are not the same, but many restaurants use the terms interchangeably.
In short, Migas is a dish that has eggs, onions, peppers and crushed corn tortillas where Chilaquiles are fried corn tortillas topped with cheese, eggs and/or peppers.
This recipe can be as simple or elaborate as you wish!
- Add meat: Some people add meat to their migas, typically chorizo, which is a spicy sausage. It's really your call, but the seasonings are always the same: cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Saute meat first, then add it to the onion mixture.
- Beans: drained black or pintos work great! Add them in when you saute the onions!
- Peppers or chiles: Add drained diced green chiles or jalapenos, or chop of a fresh jalapeno!
- Toppings: avocado, salsa, cheese, cilantro, diced tomatoes, queso or guacamole
- Sides: Migas are often served with a side of black beans, refried beans, pico de gallo, sliced avocado and a Bloody Mary, because, well...Migas are a great hangover food!
Make ahead and storage
If you want to make this dish in advance, I recommend placing the cooked version in a baking dish, covered with foil and kept warm at 200ºF until ready to serve. Eggs can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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Tex Mex Migas
- 3 large eggs whole
- 3 corn tortillas cut into pieces
- 1 tablespoon green bell pepper
- 1 tablespoon onion chopped
- 1 tablespoon oil
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- Lightly beat 3 eggs in a bowl; set aside
- Tear or cut tortillas into small pieces; set aside
- Heat oil in non-stick skillet
- Add tortillas, onions and bell peppers to oil; stir and season with cumin and chile powder
- Pour eggs over vegetables and let sit for 30 seconds
- Stir continuously until eggs reach desired consistency; taste for salt
- Plate, garnish with cheese and salsa; serve immediately
- This recipe uses 3 large eggs and makes one serving.
- If you want to adjust the servings, change the number of servings and the proportion of the other ingredients will adjust automatically!